P3 8 Which Earth material is most similar to doonium?

Lois Brewer, Ethan Bates, Tommy Sadler, Kennedy Smith


We aim to explore which of the primary metallic candidates (carbon steel, titanium, and aluminium) would most closely resemble doonium, a heavy metal found in the Star Wars universe for constructing starships [1]. Here, we compare the time taken to cut vertically through a 2m tall door with a lightsaber from Season 1 Episode 5 of Star Wars Rebels [2], as the Ghost crew flees from the Grand Inquisitor to the time taken to cut through the three identical doors made from Earth materials mentioned above. We find that the time taken to cut through two doors made from carbon steel, titanium and aluminium are 31.6s, 25.7s, and 15.7s respectively.

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